Activities Writing

A Child’s Wedding

A 3D collage made with magazine clippings and dots of gold and silver paint shows a young girl wearing a white wedding dress and veil and holding a bouquet of white flowers. The girl is walking in a black and white courtyard among strings of gold lights and gold reflecting on the exterior walls of the buildings around her. Two young boys observe her from afar. The sky above is white and cloudy.
Collage by Elizabeth Lokon

How To Do It

  • Together, use your imaginations to create an original story based on this picture.
  • Write down your ideas in response to the questions below.
  • Give the story a title and read aloud with emotions the story you just created.
  • The last question asks you to connect the picture to your own stories.


  1. What do you think is happening here? What is being celebrated?
  2. Where do you think this is taking place? Describe the setting, the buildings.
  3. What sounds and smells could be found there?
  4. What do you think the two boys on the left are saying to the girl in the wedding dress? Create a dialogue between the boys and the girl.
  5. What names shall we give them?
  6. What do you think will happen next?
  7. Share stories of your own wedding experiences at your own wedding or as a guest.
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